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COUNTIES, CITIES, AND TOWNS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Absentee voting; persons disabled, entitled to request assistance in voting, and who are age 65 and older may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Watts, HB 1896 (F))
Admissions tax; adds Carroll County to list of localities that may impose at events. Amending  58.1-3818. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1751 (F); Armstrong, HB 1902 (F))
Admissions tax; adds Greensville County to list of those that may impose at events. Amending  58.1-3818. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1715 (F); Lucas, SB 1123 (F))
Advertising; allows local governing bodies to remove certain. Amending  33.1-373 and 33.1-375.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 830 (F))
Affordable housing; allows localities to waive certain fees for organizations with primary purpose of assisting therewith. Adding  15.2-958.3. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2096 (Chapter 799))
Alcoholic mixed beverages; ABC Board to grant annual special events licenses to local governments for use in historic buildings. Amending  4.1-210. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2013 (F); Ebbin, HB 2014 (F))
Altavista Armory; Governor to convey to Town of Altavista. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1310 (F))
Alternative on-site sewage systems; no locality shall prohibit use thereof. Amending  15.2-2157. (Patron-Hull, HB 1788 (Chapter 786); Merricks, HB 2294 (I) See HB1788; Martin, SB 1276 (Chapter 846))
American Former Prisoners of War Memorial Highway; extends northward from Russell/Tazewell County line to U.S. Route 460 at Claypool. Amending Chapter 155, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1667 (Chapter 57))
Animal control officers; localities may raise cap on salaries. Amending  3.2-6543. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2220 (F))
Animal control officers; moves oversight and governance thereof to Department of Criminal Justice Services. Amending  3.2-6500, 3.2-6540, 3.2-6543, 3.2-6558, 9.1-101, and 9.1-102; adding 15.2-1754 and 15.2-1755; repealing  3.2-6555 and 3.2-6556. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2263 (F))
Animal laws; corrects an error from 2008 recodification of Title 3.1 to Title 3.2 that allows towns to adopt by reference certain ordinances of surrounding counties. Amending  3.2-4104 and 3.2-6543. (Patron-Landes, HB 2345 (Chapter 107))
Annexation; extends to 2018 temporary restriction on city authority on granting of city charters, county immunity proceedings, etc. Amending  15.2-3201. (Patron-Lohr, HB 1697 (Chapter 435); Newman, SB 656 (CD); Newman, SB 1287 (Chapter 129); Quayle, SB 1469 (Chapter 631))
Annexation; extends to 2020 temporary restriction on city authority on granting of city charters, county immunity proceedings, etc. Amending 15.2-3201. (Patron-Lohr, HB 892 (CD))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; licensure of landscape architects. Amending  10.1-560, 13.1-543, 13.1-549, 13.1-553, 13.1-1102, 13.1-1111, 15.2-851, 15.2-2263, 54.1-400, 54.1-401, 54.1-402.2, 54.1-403, 54.1-404.2, 54.1-405, 54.1-409, 54.1-410, 54.1-411, and 54.1-2201. (Patron-Watkins, SB 940 (Chapter 309))
Arts and cultural districts; adds Cities of Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Staunton to those localities authorized to create. Amending 15.2-1129.1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1483 (Chapter 300))
Arts and cultural districts; adds City of Fredericksburg to those localities authorized to create. Amending  15.2-1129.1. (Patron-Houck, SB 1537 (Chapter 637))
Arts and cultural districts; grants statewide authority for creation thereof. Amending  15.2-1129.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 1735 (Chapter 738))
Arts and cultural or education districts; any locality may create. Amending  15.2-1129.1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2535 (F))
Assault and battery; penalty when committed against Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers. Amending 18.2-57. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 2492 (F); Howell, SB 951 (Chapter 257))
Auditor of Public Accounts; auditing services for city and county officials and executive branch agencies handling state funds may be performed by licensed independent certified public accountants. Amending  30-133, 30-134, and 30-137. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 555 (CD))
Behavioral health authority; allows member of local governing body to be member of board of directors therefor. Amending 15.2-1535 and 37.2-603. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1802 (Chapter 400))
Biofuels; broadens Right to Farm Act to allow farmers to engage in small-scale production. Amending  3.2-300 and 15.2-2288. (Patron-Lohr, HB 1699 (F))
Blacksburg, Town of; authority to bring civil action against person who fails to provide adequate crowd control. Amending 15.2-1130. (Patron-Edwards, SB 120 (CD))
Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (CD))
Broadband Infrastructure Loan Fund; created. Adding  15.2-2419 through 15.2-2429. (Patron-May, HB 2665 (Chapter 131))
Building Code; enforcement of Property Maintenance Code by local governing body. Amending  36-105. (Patron-Stuart, SB 972 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; allows Towns of Herndon and Leesburg to levy on any person, firm, etc., in business of renting real property. Amending  58.1-3703. (Patron-Rust, HB 2153 (F); Howell, SB 1074 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; repeals local business taxes. Repealing  58.1-3700 through 58.1-3735. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2205 (F))
Cabin Capital of Virginia; designating Page County thereas. Amending  1-510. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2671 (Chapter 227))
Carbon monoxide detectors; Board of Housing and Community Development to establish requirements therefor in residential occupancies and dwelling units serviced by fuel-fired appliances. Adding  36-99.5:2. (Patron-Edwards, SB 853 (F))
Cash proffers; requires localities to phase out acceptance thereof. Amending  15.2-975. (Patron-Hall, HB 2613 (F))
Cemeteries; those on private property may be required to register. Adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Colgan, SB 1450 (Chapter 718))
Central Virginia Regional Transportation Authority; created. Adding  15.2-7000 through 15.2-7008. (Patron-Hall, HB 1573 (CD))
Central Virginia Regional Transportation Authority; created. Adding  15.2-7000 through 15.2-7009. (Patron-Hall, HB 2667 (F); Watkins, SB 1534 (F))
Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Transit Authority; established. Adding  15.2-7000 through 15.2-7013. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2158 (Chapter 645))
Chief Executive Officer for Transportation; abolished office of Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner and takes over powers, duties, etc. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-306, 2.2-2423, 5.1-1, 5.1-2.1, 5.1-7, 5.1-9.9, 5.1-30.9, 5.1-39, 10.1-1425.8, 15.2-968.1, 15.2-2030, 15.2-2222.1, 15.2-2272, 15.2-3530, 15.2-3534, 15.2-4832, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5146, 22.1-129, 25.1-108, 25.1-109, 25.1-209, 25.1-229, 33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-3, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 33.1-221.1:8, 33.1-351, 33.1-391.2, 33.1-391.3:1, 33.1-391.5, 46.2-200, 46.2-206, 46.2-223, 46.2-224, 46.2-302, 46.2-373, 46.2-675, 46.2-819.1, 46.2-873.1, 46.2-877, 46.2-878, 46.2-881, 46.2-883, 46.2-930, 46.2-932, 46.2-1104, 46.2-1109, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1112, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1145, 46.2-1223, 46.2-1307, 46.2-1307.1, 53.1-58, 55-201.1, 56-27, 56-28, 56-29, 56-32, 56-366.1, 56-366.3, 56-369, 56-405, 56-405.1, 56-405.2, 56-406.1, 56-406.2, 56-458.1, 56-573.1, and 63.2-611; adding  33.1-223.2:21; repealing  2.2-228, 2.2-229, and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1464 (F))
Children in Need of Supervision or Services; created. Amending 15.2-926, 16.1-248.1 through 16.1-249, 16.1-250, 16.1-254, 16.1-256, 16.1-260, 16.1-274, 16.1-278.6, 16.1-281, 16.1-286, 16.1-291, 16.1-292, 16.1-298, 20-49, 22.1-265, 63.2-100, 63.2-906, and 66-13; adding  16.1-245.2 through 16.1-245.6; repealing  16.1-278.4 and 16.1-278.5. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1392 (F))
Cigarette tax, local; any county to impose not to exceed $0.05 per pack or amount levied under state law whichever is greater. Amending  58.1-3830; repealing  58.1-3831. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2249 (F))
Clean Energy Financing Program; locality may authorize contracts to finance by ordinance. Adding  15.2-958.3. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1212 (Chapter 773))
Communications sales and use tax; distributions to Bath County and Town of Clifton. Amending  58.1-662. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2607 (Chapter 680); McDougle, SB 891 (Chapter 683))
Community development authorities; allowed to request additional taxes from locality related to transient occupancy and food and beverage taxes. Amending  15.2-5158. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2662 (F))
Community development authorities; makes comprehensive changes to provisions related thereto. Amending  15.2-5101, 15.2-5108, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5115, 15.2-5125, 15.2-5132, 15.2-5133, 15.2-5136, 15.2-5141, 15.2-5142, 15.2-5147, 15.2-5148, 15.2-5152 through 15.2-5155, and 15.2-5158; adding  15.2-5159. (Patron-Hall, HB 2408 (Chapter 473))
Compact fluorescent light bulbs; Department of Environmental Quality to study environmental impact of expanded use in residential sector. (Patron-Poindexter, HJR 713 (F))
Comprehensive plan; local planning commission to post plan that is being considered for recommendation on website available to public. Amending  15.2-2225 and 15.2-2226. (Patron-Puller, SB 1064 (Chapter 605))
Comprehensive plan; requires urban development areas to provide for mix of residential housing types, including affordable housing, to meet projected family income distributions of future residential growth. Amending  15.2-2223.1. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1487 (Chapter 327))
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; increases membership and establishes term limits. Amending  2.2-2648. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1179 (Chapter 274))
Compulsory training standards; persons designated to provide courthouse security who have previously been certified and served as law-enforcement officer to meet minimum training standards. Amending  9.1-102. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2239 (F); Newman, SB 1284 (F))
Concealed handgun permits; no locality may require a person previously issued a permit to submit to fingerprinting for a new permit. Amending  15.2-915.3 and 18.2-308. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1748 (F))
Conditional zoning; amendment to proffered conditions is requested by proferror, a local governing body may waive requirement for a public hearing. Amending  15.2-2302. (Patron-Stuart, SB 1335 (Chapter 315))
Conditional zoning; replaces cash proffer system with a system of impact fees. Amending  15.2-2297, 15.2-2298, 15.2-2303, 15.2-2303.1, 15.2-2317 through 15.2-2322, 15.2-2323 and 15.2-2324 through 15.2-2327; adding  15.2-2323.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 768 (CD))
Confederate cemeteries and graves; adds Skinquarter Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield County and McKenzie Cemetery in Grayson County to list receiving funds from Department of Historic Resources for care of such graves. Amending  10.1-2211. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1652 (Chapter 53))
Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; prohibited conduct for certain officers and employees of local government. Adding  2.2-3104.01. (Patron-Herring, SB 535 (CD))
Conservators of the peace, special; those employed by locality authorized to use flashing blue lights in their vehicles. Amending  18.2-175, 46.2-1022, and 46.2-1023. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1801 (F))
Constitutional amendment; annual state and local government spending limits with surplus revenues returned to taxpayers (first reference). Adding Section 8-A in Article X. (Patron-Frederick, HJR 710 (F))
Constitutional amendment; authorizes localities to cap annual increase in assessed values of real estate (first reference). Amending Section 2 of Article X. (Patron-Newman, SJR 349 (F))
Constitutional amendment; certain residential or farm property exempt from taxation if individual lives in dwelling on a continual basis (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Brink, HJR 686 (F); Whipple, SJR 333 (F))
Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (second reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Albo, HJR 4 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Albo, HB 11 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; General Assembly may provide by general law or special act that responsibility for supervision of schools may be exercised by local governing body, etc., rather than school board (first reference). Amending Section 7 of Article VIII. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 634 (F))
Constitutional amendment; localities computation of real estate taxes (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Loupassi, HJR 122 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; localities to tax historical property on basis of its use value (first reference). Amending Section 2 of Article X. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 48 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; removes requirement that cities be established as entity independent of other local governments (first reference). Amending Section 1 of Article VII. (Patron-Watkins, SJR 335 (F))
Constitutional offices; provides special election to fill vacancy therein in certain localities. Amending  24.2-228.1. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1771 (Chapter 157))
Consumer utility tax; tax rate for residential customers. Amending  58.1-3814. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1348 (CD))
Contractor performance bonds; amount of those for locally administered transportation improvement projects. Adding 33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Cole, HB 1628 (Chapter 395); Orrock, HB 1677 (I) See HB1628; McDougle, SB 900 (F))
Conveyance to a family member; City of Suffolk no longer required to provide reasonable provisions permitting a single division of a lot for sale or gift thereto. Amending  15.2-2244. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1354 (Chapter 283))
Corporal Larry E. Smedley (USMC) Memorial Bridge; designating as U.S. Route 340 bridge over Overall Run at Warren County/Page County line. (Patron-Bell, HB 2401 (Chapter 674))
Correctional facilities, local; City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to enter into a regional jail project without a third participating jurisdiction. Amending  53.1-81 and 53.1-82. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1311 (F))
Correctional facilities, local; City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to enter into jail project. Amending  53.1-80, 53.1-81, and 53.1-82. (Patron-Hurt, SB 546 (CD))
Courthouses; localities to assess fee as part of costs in each civil, criminal, and traffic cases to be used for construction, reconstruction, renovation of, etc., thereof. Amending 17.1-281. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1387 (Chapter 857))
Courthouses; localities to assess fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to be used for construction, renovation, etc., thereof. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2311 (Chapter 814))
Covenants regarding solar power; clarifies community associations may prohibit or restrict installation or use of any solar collection device. Amending  67-701. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2417 (Chapter 866))
Crowd control; expands existing authority to bring civil action against person who negligently fails to provide. Amending 15.2-1130. (Patron-Houck, SB 530 (CD))
Deferred compensation plans, local; permits locality to provide for automatic enrollment of all employees therein. Amending 51.1-603. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1742 (F))
Demolition of historic structures, cemeteries and graves; civil penalty. Amending  15.2-819 and 15.2-2306; adding 15.2-517.1. (Patron-Colgan, SB 766 (CD))
Derelict buildings; owner may apply to locality and request that building be declared thereas for owner to receive real estate tax abatement, etc. Amending  58.1-609.3; adding  15.2-907.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2027 (F))
Derelict buildings and structures; locality authorized to require removal, repair, etc., thereof. Amending  36-3, 36-49.1:1, 36-105, 48-5, 58.1-3965, and 58.1-3969; adding  15.2-907.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1671 (Chapter 181); Locke, SB 1094 (Chapter 551))
Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner. Amending  36-49.1:1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 163 (CD))
Design-Build Construction Management Review Board; authorized to make a one-time determination that locality may enter into contracts for construction, etc. Amending  2.2-2405. (Patron-Herring, SB 1096 (Chapter 519))
Development rights; makes extensive changes to provisions for making transfer process more usable for property owners and localities. Amending  15.2-2316.1 and 15.2-2316.2. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2055 (Chapter 413))
Development rights; permits Fauquier County to enact an ordinance for severance and transfer thereof. (Patron-Cole, HB 2555 (F))
Development rights; permits localities to enact an ordinance for severance and transfer thereof. Amending  15.2-2316.1 and 15.2-2316.2. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1418 (Chapter 731))
Development rights program; Board of Farmland Preservation to create lease. Amending  3.1-18.10. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 848 (CD))
Discrimination; prohibited in public employment based on race, color, religion, etc. Amending  2.2-3004, 15.2-1507, 15.2-1604, and 22.1-306; adding  2.2-2901.1, 15.2-1500.1, and 22.1-295.2. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2385 (F))
Disposition of firearms; no locality may participate in any program in which individuals are given a thing of value in exchange for surrendering a firearm. Adding  15.2-915.5. (Patron-Cole, HB 2528 (V))
Disposition of surplus materials; authorizes local public bodies to use services of Department of General Services Surplus Property Program. Amending  2.2-1124. (Patron-Dance, HB 1838 (Chapter 75))
Distribution of handbills, etc., in highway right-of-way; adds City of Falls Church and Counties of Hanover and Spotsylvania to list of localities that may prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Peace, HB 1619 (Chapter 656); McDougle, SB 899 (Chapter 722))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Loudoun County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-May, HB 2428 (Chapter 422))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Spotsylvania County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1676 (I) See HB1619)
Drug treatment courts; authorized for County of Franklin if funded through local sources. Amending  18.2-254.1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2275 (Chapter 205); Hurt, SB 1304 (Chapter 281))
Drug treatment courts; authorized for County of Tazewell. Amending  18.2-254.1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1462 (Chapter 294))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 14 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1620 (F))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 15 to eight days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 819 (F))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 19 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1644 (F))
Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 2110 (F); Melvin, HB 2307 (F))
Early voting pilot projects; Board of Elections to establish for general elections in 2010 and 2011 in counties or cities choosing to participate. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2496 (F))
Economic Development Authority; allowed to include five members appointed by town council of Town of Coeburn. Amending 15.2-4904. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2187 (Chapter 199))
Economic Development Authority; allows City of Chesapeake to increase size of board of directors. Amending  15.2-4904. (Patron-Spruill, HB 2109 (Chapter 460))
Economic Development Authority; allows City of Suffolk to increase size of board of directors. Amending  15.2-4904. (Patron-Jones, HB 2215 (Chapter 200); Quayle, SB 1001 (Chapter 597))
Economic development entities; extension of performance agreements. (Patron-Merricks, HB 2643 (Chapter 224))
Elections; electoral board may provide for oaths of officers. Amending  24.2-115.1 and 24.2-604. (Patron-Englin, HB 1643 (Chapter 396))
Elections; electoral board of a city contained within one county may appoint a qualified voter of that county to serve as city general registrar. Amending  24.2-110. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1832 (Chapter 403))
Elections, special; filling vacancies in certain local offices. Amending  24.2-225, 24.2-226 and 24.2-228. (Patron-Athey, HB 1780 (F))
Electric transmission lines; locality may request an electric utility to be installed underground, etc. Amending  15.2-2404. (Patron-Cole, HB 1729 (Chapter 335))
Electronic summons system; localities to assess an additional fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to be used solely therefor. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1134 (F))
Emergency protective orders; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to allow magistrates in Accomack County to use preliminary orders, report. (Patron-Marsden, HB 1518 (CD))
Employees, local; right to participate in political activities. Amending  15.2-1512.2. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1529 (Chapter 306))
Energy performance-based contracts; Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy to provide general advice to localities, upon request, to consider pursuit of. Amending  11-34.3. (Patron-Oder, HB 1707 (Chapter 399))
Energy-efficient buildings for local taxes; adds architects to those persons authorized to certify buildings thereas. Amending  58.1-3221.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1004 (Chapter 512))
Enterprise zone economic incentive grants; eligibility therefor. Amending  59.1-280, 59.1-548, and 59.1-549; repealing 59.1-282.1 and 59.1-282.2. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1165 (Chapter 271))
Enterprise zone economic incentive grants; increases amount of investment required to be made in rehabilitation or expansion of a building to be eligible therefor. Amending  59.1-280, 59.1-548, and 59.1-549; repealing  59.1-282.1 and 59.1-282.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2332 (Chapter 207))
Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine; Board of Pharmacy to establish mandatory pilot program in certain to implement an electronic recordkeeping system of transactions involving distribution thereof. Amending  18.2-248.8. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2359 (F))
Extradition; sheriff or police chief of a locality may hire a private entity to perform on behalf of State. Amending 19.2-92. (Patron-Hurt, SB 771 (CD))
Fair housing protections; allows localities to expand beyond classes protected by state law. Amending  36-96.21. (Patron-Englin, HB 1625 (F))
Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge; designating as U.S. Route 29 bridge over Rapidan River between Greene and Madison Counties. (Patron-Bell, HB 2401 (Chapter 674))
Farm wineries; county operating under urban county executive form of government to impose reasonable limitations on activities. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2606 (F))
Farm wineries; list of usual and customary activities that will be permitted. Amending  15.2-2288.3. (Patron-Albo, HB 463 (CD))
Farm wineries, licensed; adds agricultural nature of activities and events to list of factors for localities to consider. Amending 15.2-2288.3. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2071 (Chapter 416); Hanger, SB 1033 (Chapter 546))
Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority/Vint Hill; exempts from certain water quality deadlines. (Patron-Athey, HB 2323 (I) See HB2074)
Federal economic stimulus funds; available to State for use exclusively for transportation and education infrastructure improvements. (Patron-Albo, HB 2547 (F))
Firearms; award of court costs and fees to entity that prevails in action challenging an ordinance, resolution, etc., in conflict with a locality’s authority to control. Amending  15.2-915. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1655 (Chapter 735); Smith, SB 1513 (Chapter 772))
Firearms; localities may adopt ordinance that prohibits thereof in libraries owned or operated by locality. Amending  15.2-915. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1910 (F))
Firearms; possessing or carrying dangerous weapon in public buildings during official meetings of governing body. Amending 15.2-915. (Patron-Locke, SB 832 (F))
Firearms show; Fairfax County may, by ordinance, require promoter to make available criminal history record information. Amending  54.1-4201.1. (Patron-Caputo, HB 2631 (F))
Food and beverage taxes; provides numerous exemptions to meals taxes imposed by cities and towns, and expands such exemptions imposed by counties. Amending  58.1-3833 and 58.1-3840. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2059 (Chapter 415))
Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of names of individual teachers is not required thereunder in response to a request for official salary of employees of local school board. Amending 2.2-3705.8. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2471 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; exemption for names, addresses, etc., of complainants relating to zoning enforcement complaints made to a local governing body. Amending  2.2-3705.3. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2266 (Chapter 237); Edwards, SB 1014 (I) See SB1478)
Freedom of Information Act; provides record exemption for names, addresses, etc., of complainants relating to Uniform Statewide Building Code or Statewide Fire Prevention Code enforcement made to local governing body. Amending  2.2-3705.3. (Patron-Locke, SB 1478 (Chapter 326))
Fuel fee; allows authorities to pass an ordinance to impose a fee on all motor vehicle violations. Amending  46.2-1308. (Patron-Stuart, SB 979 (F))
Garbage and refuse services; eliminates provision that barred localities from preventing disposal at facilities that were either issued solid waste management facility permits or had applied for new permit. Amending  15.2-931. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1187 (F))
Gas wells and related improvements; may be assessed on an annual basis in Buchanan County subject to approval of Board of Supervisors. Amending  58.1-3286 and 58.1-3712. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1507 (Chapter 770))
George Mason University; George Mason University, Loudoun County, and Town of Leesburg to study feasibility of establishing permanent campus. (Patron-Herring, SJR 329 (F))
George Washington Toll Road Authority; created, encompasses City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2099 (Chapter 801))
Golf carts; may cross at intersection controlled by a traffic light in Town of Colonial Beach. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Stuart, SB 974 (Chapter 835))
Government facilities; local government may, by ordinance, make it unlawful for any person to possess dangerous weapon upon property. Adding  15.2-915.5. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1053 (F))
Government, local; alternatives to publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc. Amending  15.2-201, 15.2-202, 15.2-619, 15.2-903, 15.2-909, 15.2-951, 15.2-1201, 15.2-1301, 15.2-1416, 15.2-1719, 15.2-1720, 15.2-1813, 15.2-2108.7, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2214, 15.2-2316.2, 15.2-2400, 15.2-2401, 15.2-2506, 15.2-2507, 15.2-2606, 15.2-3107, 15.2-3400, 15.2-3537, 15.2-3913, 15.2-4528, 15.2-5104, 15.2-5403, 15.2-5431.5, 15.2-5602, 15.2-5702, and 15.2-5711. (Patron-Landes, HB 2355 (F))
Government, local; alternatives to publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc. Amending  15.2-201, 15.2-202, 15.2-619, 15.2-903, 15.2-909, 15.2-951, 15.2-1201, 15.2-1301, 15.2-1416, 15.2-1719, 15.2-1720, 15.2-1813, 15.2-2108.7, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2316.2, 15.2-2400, 15.2-2401, 15.2-2506, 15.2-2507, 15.2-2606, 15.2-3107, 15.2-3400, 15.2-3537, 15.2-3913, 15.2-4528, 15.2-5104, 15.2-5403, 15.2-5431.5, 15.2-5602, 15.2-5702, and 15.2-5711. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1879 (F))
Government, local; budget shall contain statement of current and proposed total debt exclusive of public utility bonds, given on per capita basis. Amending  15.2-2504. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2085 (F))
Government, local; equalizes municipal and county taxing authority. Amending  15.2-204 and 15.2-1200. (Patron-Hull, HB 1783 (F))
Government, local; equalizes municipal and county taxing authority if such county contributes two percent or more toward costs of construction, etc., of urban system highway or street projects. Amending  15.2-204 and 15.2-1200. (Patron-Hull, HB 1784 (F))
Governments, local; adoption of ordinances prohibiting delivery of unsolicited newspapers. Adding  15.2-926.3. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2336 (F); Puller, SB 1067 (F); Ticer, SB 1113 (I) See SB1067)
Graffiti; restitution for abatement costs. Amending  15.2-908. (Patron-May, HB 2424 (Chapter 475))
Graffiti abatement; permits localities to charge a property owner for cost thereof that occurs on his vacant property. Amending 15.2-908. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2120 (I) See HB2138; Miller, J.H., HB 2138 (Chapter 462); Barker, SB 1369 (Chapter 319))
Grass; adds Stafford County to counties authorized to require property owners to cut, if exceeds certain height. Amending 15.2-1215. (Patron-Stuart, SB 881 (Chapter 252))
Grass and weeds; permits City of Newport News to require property owner to cut if excessively high. Amending  15.2-901. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1912 (Chapter 446))
Grass, weeds, etc.; locality may, after reasonable notice, have growth on vacant, etc., property cut by volunteers. Amending 15.2-901. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2208 (F))
Green roof construction; localities and water authorities to offer rate incentives therefor. Amending  15.2-5101 and 15.2-5114; adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1828 (Chapter 402))
Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives or provide regulatory flexibility to encourage use of. Adding  58.1-3852. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1975 (Chapter 17); Whipple, SB 1058 (Chapter 604))
Grievance procedure; gives localities authority to use an administrative hearing officer in lieu of required panel. Amending  15.2-1507. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1678 (Chapter 736); Cole, HB 1854 (F))
Grievance procedure; permits grievant to have a witness present during all stages. Amending  15.2-1507. (Patron-Deeds, SB 925 (F))
Grievance procedure; permits grievant to have witness present during second and third steps. Amending  15.2-1507. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1996 (F))
Hampton Roads area; requirements for refuse collection and disposal system authorities. Adding  15.2-5102.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1872 (Chapter 742))
Health insurance credits; all retired employees of local school divisions to receive. Amending  51.1-1400 and 51.1-1401. (Patron-McEachin, SB 674 (CD); McEachin, SB 1327 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lane construction contracts; requirements for minimum average speed for vehicles using facility. Adding 33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Barker, SB 1232 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; prohibits on any portion of I-95 between Potomac River and City of Fredericksburg. Amending 33.1-56.2. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2117 (F))
Higher education; State Council of Higher Education to study feasibility of establishing a four-year degree-granting institution in City of Virginia Beach. (Patron-Tata, HJR 654 (F))
Highway system construction, urban; not more than two-thirds of funds apportioned may be used to reimburse locality for debt service for bonds or eligible project costs included in Six-Year Improvement Program. Amending  33.1-23.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1645 (Chapter 52))
Holland-Councill Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 58 business bridge over Blackwater River in Isle of Wight County. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1713 (Chapter 334); Barlow, HB 2244 (I) See HB1713; Lucas, SB 802 (Chapter 533); Quayle, SB 1005 (I) See SB802)
House location surveys; survey shall be recorded in deed book of clerk’s office of county, etc., in which such real estate lies. Amending  17.1-227; adding  55-106.6. (Patron-Puller, SB 1061 (F))
Housing authorities; changes number of qualified voters in a locality needed to have a referendum. Amending  36-4 and 36-4.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 1890 (Chapter 78))
Impact fees; assessment, collection, and imposition of certain. Amending  15.2-2319 and 15.2-2329. (Patron-Cole, HB 356 (CD))
Impact fees; grants authority to high-growth localities. Adding 15.2-2330. (Patron-Herring, SB 185 (CD))
Income tax, state; State shall return to cities and counties 50 percent of growth in collections. Adding  58.1-550. (Patron-Albo, HB 1669 (F))
Independent cities; eliminates presumption that all are independent by deleting word in numerous statutes. Amending  15.2-102, 15.2-2903, 15.2-2907, 15.2-3526, 15.2-3807, 15.2-3900, 15.2-3907, 15.2-3915, 15.2-4005, 15.2-4113, 15.2-4115, and 22.1-25. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1178 (F))
Indoor Clean Air Act; allows localities to exceed requirements that regulate smoking. Amending  15.2-2803 and 15.2-2809; repealing  15.2-2806 and 15.2-2807. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1833 (I) See HB1703; Lucas, SB 870 (I) See SB1105)
Indoor Clean Air Act; localities to adopt ordinances containing standards or provisions relating to smoking in restaurants. Amending  15.2-2800, 15.2-2805, 15.2-2806, and 15.2-2807. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2246 (I) See HB1703; Quayle, SB 1002 (I) See SB1105)
Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits presence of minors in all indoor restaurants and bars, etc., in State that allow smoking. Amending  15.2-2800, 15.2-2801, 15.2-2804, 15.2-2805, and 15.2-2806; adding  32.1-370 through 32.1-376. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 2483 (I) See HB1703)
Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in all indoor restaurants and bar and lounge areas in State, civil penalty. Amending 15.2-2800, 15.2-2801, 15.2-2804, 15.2-2805, and 15.2-2806; adding  32.1-370 through 32.1-377. (Patron-Englin, HB 1692 (I) See HB1703; Saslaw, SB 1160 (I) See SB1105)
Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in certain public buildings, restaurants, etc., exceptions. Amending  18.2-511.1; adding  15.2-2820 through 15.2-2833; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1703 (Chapter 153); Northam, SB 1105 (Chapter 154))
Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants in Northern Virginia. Adding  15.2-2807.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 2007 (I) See HB1703)
Inoperable motor vehicles; allows City of Newport News to adopt an ordinance prohibiting any person from keeping more than one on his property except within fully enclosed building. Amending 15.2-905. (Patron-BaCote, HB 2570 (F))
Jail construction, local and regional; adjusts state reimbursement therefor. Amending  53.1-71.6, 53.1-81, 53.1-82, and 53.1-95.19; repealing  53.1-80, 53.1-82.2, and 53.1-82.3. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1386 (F))
Jordan Bridge; authorizes City Council of City of Chesapeake to provide for emergency replacement thereof. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1550 (Chapter 581))
Land development plans; adds Town of Leesburg to list of localities that may develop procedure for review thereof. Amending 15.2-2263. (Patron-May, HB 2429 (Chapter 214); Herring, SB 1095 (Chapter 518); Vogel, SB 1269 (I) See SB1095)
Land use actions; extension of approvals to address housing crisis. Adding  15.2-2209.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2077 (Chapter 196))
Library aid; period in which transition of city to town status may continue to receive. Amending  15.2-4116. (Patron-Putney, HB 2487 (Chapter 483))
Line of Duty Act; amends definition of deceased person thereunder, payment to beneficiaries. Amending  9.1-400 and 9.1-402. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 2574 (F); Deeds, SB 943 (F))
Line of Duty Act; continued health insurance coverage for disabled employee or qualified beneficiary of a deceased employee. Amending  9.1-401. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 1960 (F))
Line of Duty Act; exempts police departments and sheriffs’ offices from requirement to reimburse costs for investigations conducted by State Police regarding claims for payment thereunder. Amending  9.1-403. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1915 (F))
Line of Duty Act; funding for Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund. Amending  9.1-400 and 15.2-911. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1006 (F))
Line of Duty Act; includes local employees disabled on or after January 1, 1966, in definition of disabled employee. Amending 9.1-400, 15.2-911, and 17.1-272. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1997 (F))
Line of Duty Act; investigation of claims by police departments and sheriffs’ offices. Amending  9.1-403. (Patron-Byron, HB 2626 (Chapter 393); Hurt, SB 1539 (Chapter 580))
Line of Duty Act; short-term disability benefits for state police officers. Amending  51.1-1121; adding  9.1-401.1. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1651 (F); Quayle, SB 1522 (F))
Litter Control and Recycling Fund; limits awarding of grants to localities whose litter prevention and recycling grant applications meet criteria established by Department of Environmental Quality. Amending  10.1-1422 and 10.1-1422.01; repealing  10.1-1422.05. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1973 (Chapter 409))
Local government; equalizes municipal and county taxing authority provided that combined total of any new tax revenue does not result in an increase of greater than five percent of combined total of those taxes from prior tax year. Amending  15.2-204 and 15.2-1200. (Patron-Hull, HB 2006 (F))
Local government; joint subcommittee to study organization thereof. (Patron-Vogel, SJR 346 (F))
Local government investment pool; limitations. Amending  2.2-4602. (Patron-Merricks, HB 2583 (Chapter 654))
Local governments; joint subcommittee to study processes and accuracy of distribution of state and local taxes collected by state entities therefor. (Patron-McEachin, SJR 353 (F))
Lyndhurst Station; recognized for its distinctive and historic place in State history. (Patron-Landes, HJR 722 (P))
Machinery and tools; separate classification for local taxation. Adding  58.1-3508.3. (Patron-Locke, SB 1315 (Chapter 528))
Marine Resources Commission; Commissioner to establish and equip a permanent office on Virginia Peninsula. Amending  28.2-104. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2248 (Chapter 103))
Mental health court; Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to establish in City of Richmond. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1503 (I) See SB854)
Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority; receive and expend public funds and private donations to restore or create tidal wetlands. Amending  15.2-6601. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1595 (Chapter 429))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; definitions to include individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens. Amending  2.2-1400 through 2.2-1404.1, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-4310, 15.2-965.1, and 18.2-213.1. (Patron-Herring, HB 2672 (Chapter 869))
Motorboats; authorizes county, city, or town to impose registration fee on those subject to locality’s tangible personal property tax. Adding  29.1-711.1. (Patron-Locke, SB 820 (F))
Mufflers on motorcycles; muffler system must be in good working order that meets federal standards. Amending  15.2-919 and 46.2-1050. (Patron-Puller, SB 933 (F))
Mutual aid agreements; institution of higher learning having police force appointed to enter therein for use of their joint forces to maintain peace and good order. Amending  15.2-1736. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 2123 (Chapter 461); Locke, SB 1093 (Chapter 609))
Natural gas; distribution service by municipalities and authorities. Adding  15.2-2109.3. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2277 (Chapter 749))
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit; makes localities’ health care programs eligible to receive and can be transferred to professionals donating their services. Amending  58.1-439.18. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1597 (F))
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; adds Cities of Alexandria and Fairfax to localities to use percentage of revenues received for urban or secondary road construction, etc. Amending  15.2-4838.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1995 (Chapter 410); Petersen, SB 1137 (Chapter 556))
Notice of sale; locality in Planning District 8 may adopt ordinance to give notice to chief administrative officer for sale under deed of trust. Adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Rust, HB 2150 (Chapter 803))
Nursing homes; authorization and acceptance of certain certificate of public need applications, funding incentives from existing funds to effect Green House demonstration in Planning District 8. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1263 (F))
Officials and officers, local; retirement benefits. Adding 51.1-155.3. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1205 (F))
Onsite sewage system; Board of Health shall establish procedures for requiring a survey plat as part of an application for a permit therefor. Amending  32.1-164. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2188 (Chapter 747))
Outdoor advertising; local governments ability to limit or remove signs. Amending  33.1-370.1, 33.1-370.2, and 33.1-371.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 1105 (CD))
Outdoor signs and advertising; all penalties and costs collected for violations of advertising provisions shall be paid to affected locality. Amending  33.1-375.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1992 (F))
Overweight/oversize vehicle permits; violation of terms and conditions thereof does not invalidate weight allowed on permit, exceptions. Amending  46.2-1139. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2075 (Chapter 456))
Parking; adds pickup and panel trucks to list of vehicles that Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and Towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna may prohibit therefrom on streets in areas zoned for residential use. Amending  46.2-1224. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2231 (F))
Parking; allows certain counties and towns to prohibit parking of certain vehicles on streets zoned for residential use. Amending  46.2-1224. (Patron-Albo, HB 1694 (Chapter 183))
Parking; regulation thereof of watercraft, boat trailers, etc., in certain counties. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 882 (Chapter 535))
Parking Facilities Bond Act of 2009; created. (Patron-Putney, HB 1604 (Chapter 49); Colgan, SB 852 (Chapter 161))
Parking on public highways; allows counties and towns, by ordinance, to regulate. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1138 (F))
Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities and towns to prohibit loitering on bridges and highway rights-of-way. Amending  46.2-930. (Patron-Cole, HB 1629 (Chapter 432); Orrock, HB 1675 (I) See HB1629)
Photo-monitoring systems; removes approval of VDOT of proposed intersections for system. Amending  15.2-968.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2416 (F))
Pittsylvania County; Board of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to ensure that any seasons and bag limits for hunting of deer that apply do so uniformly. (Patron-Merricks, HB 2102 (F))
Pittsylvania County; Department of Corrections to convey certain real property thereto. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1312 (Chapter 625))
Planning district commissions; designates Planning District Commissions 1, 2, and 13 as economic development organizations. Amending  15.2-4207. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1535 (Chapter 863))
Planning or zoning matters; allows a locality to require by ordinance person applying therefor shall post a sign notifying public of place and time of public hearing. Amending 15.2-2206. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1308 (F))
Plastic carryout bags; retail merchant not to provide unless durable. Adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1534 (CD))
Plastic carryout bags; retail merchant shall provide durable plastic bag, with handles, that is at least 2.25 mils thick. Adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Quayle, SB 711 (CD))
Plats; extends period of validity with phased developments. Amending  15.2-2241 and 15.2-2260. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2034 (Chapter 194))
Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate instrument or device to detect deception or verify truth of statements. Amending 54.1-1801 and 54.1-1805. (Patron-Wright, HB 1613 (V); Ruff, SB 1374 (V))
Popes Head Road; designating as State byway in Fairfax County. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2477 (Chapter 113))
Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas; local governing bodies may include in ordinances to establish. Amending  15.2-2306. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1416 (Chapter 290))
Property owned by locality; Cumberland County may levy and collect service charge upon another locality owning property within boundaries of Cumberland County. Adding  58.1-3402.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1175 (F))
Property owned by locality; service charge may be levied thereon when property within boundaries of another locality. Adding 58.1-3403.1. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1373 (I) See SB1175)
Provisional ballots; voter whose name did not appear in pollbook for precinct where he voted on election day may be counted after election day. Amending  24.2-653. (Patron-Brink, HB 1795 (F))
Public use; definition thereof. Amending  15.2-1800, 15.2-1814, 15.2-1901, 15.2-1901.1, and 15.2-1904. (Patron-Bulova, HB 2107 (F))
Public use; term to include public libraries for purposes to prohibit loitering on grounds. Amending  15.2-926. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2473 (Chapter 481))
Real estate tax; localities to grant higher percentages of tax relief to elderly. Amending  58.1-3210. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1275 (CD))
Real estate taxes; assessments, bills, and deferral by localities. Amending  58.1-3219, 58.1-3330, and 58.1-3912. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1009 (CD); Smith, SB 779 (CD))
Real property tax; commercial property in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Amending  58.1-3221.3. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2480 (Chapter 677))
Real property tax rate; reduces tax imposed on commercial property by localities in Northern Virginia. Amending  58.1-3221.3. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2479 (Chapter 822))
Rechargeable battery recycling; authorizes localities to ban disposal of certain in any waste-to-energy or solid waste disposal facility. Adding  10.1-1425.39. (Patron-Plum, HB 2177 (Chapter 365))
Recycling receptacles; state and local governmental entities to increase usage thereof at public places and governmental facilities. (Patron-Vogel, SJR 345 (P))
Regional Industrial Facilities Act; allows locality to withdraw from such authority. Amending  15.2-6415. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2641 (F))
Regional Industrial Facilities Act; expands scope of act statewide. Amending  15.2-6400. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1177 (Chapter 616))
Regional Industrial Facility Authority; provides that Wythe County may withdraw therefrom. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1564 (CD))
Reimbursement of expenses in DUI incidents; a locality is entitled to restitution from person convicted. Amending  15.2-1716. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2532 (Chapter 245))
Residential electric consumption tax; Department of Taxation to examine implementation thereof and options for restructuring, report. (Patron-Vanderhye, HJR 682 (F))
Resources Authority; authorized to finance any program to perform site acquisition development work for economic and community development projects for any local government. Amending 62.1-198 and 62.1-199. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1936 (Chapter 14); Marsh, SB 1476 (Chapter 632))
Resources Authority; authorized to finance projects of local government buildings, including administrative and operations systems. Amending  62.1-198 and 62.1-199. (Patron-Colgan, SB 989 (Chapter 543))
Resources Authority; authorized to finance renewable energy projects and permits localities to lend funds to person of producing renewable energy related equipment, etc. Amending 62.1-198; adding  15.2-950.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 973 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; additional tax authorized in City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Amending  58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-608.3, 58.1-611.1, and 58.1-614. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2161 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; City of Virginia Beach entitled to certain. Amending  58.1-608.3. (Patron-Tata, HB 1691 (Chapter 7); Bouchard, HB 2411 (I) See HB1691)
Retail Sales and Use Tax; dealer discount of taxes to those registered using software designed to more accurately allocate to counties and cities. Amending  58.1-622; adding 58.1-622.1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1474 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; entitlement to revenues. Amending 58.1-608.3. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2091 (Chapter 93))
Retirement benefits; City of Danville to provide for deputy sheriffs. Amending  51.1-138. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1647 (Chapter 6); Hurt, SB 1306 (Chapter 282))
Retirement System; authority to manage and invest certain funds for postemployment benefits. Amending  15.2-1547, 15.2-1548, 15.2-1549, and 51.1-124.31; adding  51.1-124.37 and 51.1-169. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1827 (F))
Retirement System; locality may increase retirement allowance for its employees. Amending  51.1-155. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1858 (F))
Retirement System; provide benefits for regional jail’s superintendent and sworn officers. Amending  51.1-138. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1388 (F))
Retirement System; provide benefits for regional jail’s sworn officers and superintendents. Amending  51.1-138. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2065 (Chapter 91))
Revenue-sharing funds; allows towns with populations of no more than 15,000 to use those allocated by Transportation Board for highway maintenance. Amending  33.1-23.05. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1920 (F))
Richard Daley Mahone Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 143 bridge over Queens Creek in Williamsburg. (Patron-Norment, SB 1405 (Chapter 577))
Richlands Coal Miners’ Memorial in Tazewell County; designating as official Coal Miners’ Memorial of State. Amending  1-510. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2278 (Chapter 145))
Richmond Ambulance Authority; adds board thereof to entities that local government may appoint member. Amending  15.2-1535. (Patron-Hall, HB 2410 (Chapter 649))
Road impact fees; allows localities to reduce or exempt fee for commercial development. Amending  15.2-2322. (Patron-Cole, HB 1728 (F))
Roll-back taxes; allows locality to assess and collect for up to 15 years under a use value assessment program. Amending 58.1-3237. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1043 (F))
Safety belt ordinances; allows local body to enact consistent with state law. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2384 (F))
Sales tax revenue; includes debt service on bonds issued for renovations to certain public facilities in City of Roanoke. Amending  58.1-608.3. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2264 (I) See HB2091)
School budgets; local school divisions to publish on website. Amending  15.2-2506 and 22.1-93. (Patron-Newman, SB 1285 (Chapter 280))
School Construction Revolving Fund; created, report. Adding 15.2-2710 through 15.2-2722. (Patron-Rust, HB 923 (CD); Rust, HB 2018 (F); Barker, SB 737 (CD); Blevins, SB 780 (CD); Barker, SB 1226 (F))
School facilities; joint subcommittee to study level of state assistance to localities to assist with financing land acquisition and construction and renovation thereof. (Patron-Barker, SJR 338 (F))
Secondary highway system construction allocations; allocates among counties on basis of population. Amending  33.1-23.4. (Patron-Nichols, HB 94 (CD); Nichols, HB 2118 (F))
Secondary school teachers; required to complete course on current structure and historic development of local and state government. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2530 (F))
Setoff Debt Collection Act; allows local governments to collect past due local taxes from federal income tax returns. Amending  58.1-520 and 58.1-530. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1830 (Chapter 787); Edwards, SB 1292 (Chapter 571))
Severance tax; adds sand, marl, and gravel to list which localities may impose. Amending  58.1-3712. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2250 (F))
Sewage systems; counties and towns may approve. Amending 15.2-2128 and 15.2-2151. (Patron-Hurt, SB 777 (CD))
Shane Timothy Adcock Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 835 bridge over I-95 in Hanover County. (Patron-McDougle, SB 901 (F))
Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties. Amending  18.2-511.1; adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.17; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1704 (I) See HB1703; Whipple, SB 1057 (I) See SB1105)
Solar energy; optional provisions of subdivision ordinance. Amending  15.2-2242. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2418 (F))
Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; governing body to appoint members thereto, rangers eligible for appointment as special conservators of peace. Amending  15.2-6018 and 15.2-6021. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1461 (Chapter 720))
Southwest Virginia Health Facilities Authority; changes name to Southwest Virginia Health Authority. Amending  15.2-5368 and 15.2-5386. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2184 (Chapter 464))
Special use permits; extension of expiration dates. Adding 15.2-2288.4. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1533 (Chapter 636))
Speed limit; adds Albemarle County to list where maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways is 35 miles per hour. Amending  46.2-873.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1837 (Chapter 74))
Speed limit; allows towns to increase 25 mph speed limit on roads in business and residence districts. Amending  46.2-874. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1261 (F))
State highways; primary and secondary, transfer of roads, bridges, and streets therefrom to local system of roads operated by certain localities. Amending  33.1-35 and 33.1-84.1. (Patron-May, HB 2425 (Chapter 476))
Stock and Nonstock Corporation Acts; conforms provisions and makes technical amendments. Amending  13.1-615, 13.1-630, 13.1-716, 13.1-720, 13.1-815, 13.1-829, 13.1-893.1, 13.1-896, and 15.2-5109. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2445 (Chapter 216))
Stormwater; requires localities to regulate. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Wagner, SB 982 (Chapter 703))
Stormwater control and water or waste systems; allows Governor, at request of an authority, to disclaim any and all rights, title, etc., of State in and to lands used therefor. Amending 15.2-5146. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1471 (Chapter 861))
Stormwater management programs; establishment by localities. Amending  10.1-603.3. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1991 (Chapter 18))
Stream mitigation banks; Henrico County to establish and operate. Amending  62.1-44.15:23. (Patron-Watkins, SB 361 (CD))
Street construction; allows localities to withhold acceptance of plat approvals if streets not completed. Amending  15.2-2242 and 15.2-2245. (Patron-Cole, HB 2563 (F))
Street maintenance payments; increased where traffic volumes exceed statewide average by more than 20 percent. Amending  33.1-41.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1861 (F))
Subaqueous lands; Marine Resources Commission to sell and convey certain parcels to City of Virginia Beach. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2412 (F))
Subdivision ordinances; bonding requirements. Amending  15.2-2241. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2029 (Chapter 193))
Subdivision ordinances; deletes City of Suffolk from locality that shall provide reasonable provisions therein. Amending 15.2-2244. (Patron-Jones, HB 2216 (Chapter 465))
Subdivision ordinances; localities to include therein when subdivision of land results in landlocked property, requirement of minimum right-of-way to state highway. Amending  15.2-2241. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1536 (F))
Subdivision ordinances; shall include a requirement that each locality provide a checklist to potential developers that specifies what shall be shown on development plans. Amending 15.2-2240. (Patron-Martin, SB 1423 (F))
Subdivision roadways; conveys through quitclaim any interest of Department of Conservation and Recreation may have in Stafford County. (Patron-Stuart, SB 975 (Chapter 702))
Subdivision streets; acceptance into state secondary highway system. Amending  33.1-72.1. (Patron-Norment, SB 1530 (Chapter 635))
Suspension of mandates; requires Governor to temporarily suspend mandates on a locality upon a finding that it faces fiscal stress. Amending  2.2-113. (Patron-Landes, HB 2354 (F))
Tax rates; requires localities to fix for an ensuing year at least 30 days prior to approval of budget. Amending  15.2-2503 and 58.1-3321. (Patron-Martin, SB 783 (CD))
Telephone companies; offering additional services in underserved localities. Adding  56-480.3. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1770 (F))
Timberville, Town of; advisory referendum in Town on question of water fluoridation. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2162 (F))
Tort claims brought against entities; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs incurred by State or its localities resulting therefrom. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 277 (F))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; exemption, etc., in a locality imposing a coal severance tax from powers and regulations thereof. Adding  46.2-2800.1. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2276 (F))
Tractor-trailer combinations; local ordinances prohibiting use of certain highways. Adding  33.1-228.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 407 (CD))
Trains; fine for boarding or riding with fraudulent or counterfeit ticket, etc. Amending  18.2-160.1. (Patron-Puller, SB 1066 (Chapter 760))
Transient occupancy tax; adds Smyth County to those permitted to impose an additional three percent. Amending  58.1-3819. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2316 (Chapter 31))
Transient occupancy tax; any county ordinance may levy on single-family residences rented out for fewer than 30 consecutive days. Amending  58.1-3819. (Patron-Landes, HB 2587 (F); Hanger, SB 1029 (F))
Transient occupancy tax; authorizes Greene County to impose. Amending  58.1-3819. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1025 (Chapter 513))
Transient occupancy tax; Bath County to impose an additional not to exceed two percent. Adding  58.1-3825.2. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1947 (Chapter 16))
Transient occupancy tax; clarifies that additional tax does not apply within limits of any town located in Fairfax County. Amending  58.1-3824. (Patron-Rust, HB 2017 (F))
Transient occupancy tax; Giles County may impose at a rate not to exceed five percent to promote tourism. Amending  58.1-3819. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1917 (Chapter 13); Edwards, SB 858 (Chapter 497))
Transportation corridors; duties of Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, Transportation Board to establish connection with establishment of Statewide Transportation Plan. Amending 2.2-229, 15.2-2232, 33.1-12, and 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Rust, HB 2019 (Chapter 670); Norment, SB 1398 (Chapter 690))
Transportation funding and administration; certain revenues attributable to economic growth in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, and Staunton Highway Construction Districts, report. Amending  15.2-4838.1, 15.2-4840, 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; adding  15.2-4841 and 33.1-391.17 through 33.1-391.24; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3825.1, 58.1-1724.2 through 58.1-1724.7, and sixth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1579 (F))
Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Lucas, SB 166 (CD))
Trespassing vehicle; local regulation of removal and immobilization thereof. Amending  46.2-1232. (Patron-Rust, HB 1724 (Chapter 186); Miller, J.C., SB 997 (Chapter 544))
Triennial census; eliminates requirement that every three years census of all school-age persons residing within each school division take place, amends procedure regarding sales and use tax distribution to localities. Amending  15.2-3207, 15.2-3525, 15.2-3806, 15.2-3906, 15.2-4105, 22.1-261, 37.2-713, 58.1-605, and 58.1-638; repealing  22.1-281 through 22.1-289. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2063 (F); Reynolds, SB 1342 (F))
Trusts, state and local; created to fund costs of providing postemployment benefits other than pensions. Amending 15.2-1547, 15.2-1548, 15.2-1549, and 51.1-124.31; adding 51.1-124.37 and 51.1-169. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1355 (F))
Twin County Airport Commission; change in membership. Amending Chapter 379, 1964 Acts. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1907 (Chapter 232))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; authority of local building officials to issue a summons for unlicensed activity by any person required to be licensed by Board for Contractors. Amending  36-105.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2078 (F))
Urban county executive form of government; adds sexual orientation as prohibited discrimination therein. Amending  15.2-853 and 15.2-854. (Patron-Plum, HB 1933 (F))
Urban development areas; counties shall have until July 1, 2011, to amend comprehensive plans. Amending tenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Athey, HB 2322 (Chapter 469))
Urban highway system construction funds; two-thirds portion of a city or town funds can be used to service debt. Amending 33.1-23.3. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1438 (Chapter 693))
Vacant building registration; enhances penalties for failure to register. Amending  15.2-1127. (Patron-Lucas, SB 162 (CD))
Vacant building registration; Towns of Blacksburg and Vienna may require owner of building vacant for 12 months to register and may charge an annual registration fee. Amending  15.2-1127. (Patron-Edwards, SB 849 (F))
Vehicle license fees and taxes; allows localities to exempt veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. Amending  46.2-752. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2182 (Chapter 366); Puckett, SB 1200 (Chapter 843))
Vehicle weight limit statutes; enforcement by local law-enforcement agencies. Adding  46.2-1138.3. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 558 (CD))
Vested rights; defines term “act of God” to include any natural disaster or phenomena. Amending  15.2-2307. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1680 (Chapter 782))
Veterans Memorial Bridge; designating as Interstate Route 64 bridge near Town of Clifton at mile marker 24. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1611 (Chapter 179))
Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region; established to promote and encourage rail tourism. (Patron-Fralin, HJR 783 (P); Edwards, SJR 314 (P))
Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities. Amending  24.2-626 and 24.2-659. (Patron-May, HB 638 (CD); Colgan, SB 685 (CD))
Voting equipment; locality that acquired DREs prior to July 1, 2007, may on a temporary basis conduct an election when DRE inventory is insufficient to conduct election. Amending 24.2-626. (Patron-May, HB 2422 (Chapter 751); Colgan, SB 988 (Chapter 759))
Wallops Research Park; aerospace-related economic development in Accomack County. Amending  15.2-2403; adding  15.2-2403.2. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1926 (Chapter 408); Northam, SB 1492 (Chapter 302))
Warrants, local; authorizes local governments to publish information relating thereto. Amending  58.1-3131. (Patron-Cline, HB 2635 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 812 (F); Petersen, SB 1129 (F))
Wastewater treatment plants; Board to accept petitions from facilities subject to waste load allocations for two or more design flows. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2074 (Chapter 361))
Water and sewer rates; towns may charge higher rates for out of town customers. Amending  15.2-2903; adding  15.2-2119.2, 15.2-2142.1, and 15.2-2906.1. (Patron-Herring, SB 751 (CD))
Water and waste authorities; allows appointment of industrial or economic development authority directors to board. Amending 15.2-5113. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2663 (Chapter 655))
Water and waste authorities; lien may apply for delinquent rates applicable to three or fewer months. Amending  15.2-5139. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2247 (Chapter 420))
Waterfowl; joint subcommittee to study hunting in urban and suburban areas. (Patron-Englin, HJR 703 (F); Amundson, HJR 721 (F); Puller, SJR 322 (F))
Weight limits for gravel trucks; extends sunset provision thereon. Amending  46.2-1143. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2185 (I) See HB1752)
Weight limits for gravel trucks; repeals sunset provision on statute. Amending  46.2-1143. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1622 (I) See HB1752)
Weight limits for gravel trucks, coal haulers, etc.; extends sunset provision thereon, overweight permit fee for tank wagon vehicles. Amending  46.2-1143 and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts; repealing third enactment of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1752 (Chapter 188))
Wells, private; requires site plan, but not survey plat, to be included in an application for permit to construct. Amending 32.1-176.3 and 32.1-176.5. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1681 (Chapter 59))
West Grant; conveyance of certain subaqueous lands in County of Fairfax. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1855 (F))
Workers’ compensation; prohibits State from discharging or terminating employment of employee suffering from a line of duty injury or occupational illness. Adding  65.2-308.1. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 1959 (F))
Workers’ compensation insurance; State Corporation Commission establishes a mechanism for merger of local government group self-insurance association pools. Amending  15.2-2703, 65.2-801, and 65.2-1203. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1756 (Chapter 336); Ruff, SB 1372 (Chapter 285))
Workforce housing; locality may offer housing assistance grants to school division personnel. Amending  15.2-958.2. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2132 (Chapter 198))
Zoning; localities shall not require a special use permit for certain small-scale conversion of biomass to alternative fuel. Adding  15.2-2288.01. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2165 (Chapter 363))
Zoning; person shall post a sign notifying public of place and time of public hearing regarding his property. Amending  15.2-2206. (Patron-Byron, HB 2125 (F))
Zoning appeals, board of; changes standard by which variance can be granted. Amending  15.2-2309. (Patron-Athey, HB 2326 (Chapter 206))
Zoning appeals, board of; petitioner to be awarded reasonable attorney fees and court costs. Amending  15.2-2314. (Patron-Watkins, SB 519 (CD))
Zoning appeals, boards of; when actions may be taken. Amending 15.2-2308. (Patron-Cole, HB 1637 (Chapter 734))
Zoning ordinance enforcement; owner shall not be charged therewith unless locality has provided written notice of tenant’s conduct to landlord. Amending  15.2-2286. (Patron-Bulova, HB 2653 (F))
Zoning ordinances; broadens administrator’s authority to determine vested rights in certain circumstances. Amending  15.2-2286. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1524 (Chapter 721))
Zoning ordinances; restrictions on ABC licenses in City of Portsmouth. Amending  15.2-2286. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2443 (F); Lucas, SB 831 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09